History is a wheel, for the nature of man is fundamentally unchanging. What has happened before will perforce happen again.
Auxiliary sciences of history
- Archeology: the study of ancient and historic sites and artifacts
- Architectural history: the study of buildings in their historical and stylistic contexts
- Art history: the study of objects of art in their historical and stylistic contexts
- Chronology: the study of the sequence of past events
- Cliometrics: the systematic application of economic theory, econometric techniques: and other formal or mathematical methods to the study of history
- Codicology: the study of books as physical objects
- Diplomatics: the study and textual analysis of historical documents
- Epigraphy: the study of ancient inscriptions
- Faleristics: the study of military orders, decorations and medals
- Genealogy: the study of family relationships
- Heraldry: the study of armorial devices
- Numismatics: the study of coins
- Onomastics: the study of proper names
- Paleography: the study of old handwriting
- Philately: the study of postage stamps
- Prosopography: the investigation of a historical group of individuals through a collective study of their lives
- Sigillography: the study of seals
- Statistics: the study of the collection, organization, and interpretation of (historical) data
- Toponymy: the study of place-names
TOP 5 MOST VISITED UK ATTRACTIONS 2012
- British Museum: 5,575,946
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The International Colloquium “Medieval Europe in motion”
18-20 April, Lisbon
The main objective of this initiative is to analyze the influence of circulation, motion and mobility of people, forms and ideas on the artistic creation during the Middle Ages. This is not a completely new topic in the field of Medieval Art Studies as several scientific events have already been organized in the past years on this topic. This Colloquium aims thus to conduct a critical and constructive revision of these matters, proposing new questions to be discussed.
February 1 - 31 march, 2013
First images of Richard III reconstruction
(poor quality, mind you - livestream printscreen)
The Temptation of Saint Anthony (French: La Tentation de Saint Antoine) is a 1898 French short black-and-white silent drama film, directed by Georges Méliès.
Reminds me of Doré’s engravings.
History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.
Did medieval craftsmen use nails?
There is often a perception among modern woodworkers that using nails is a sign of shoddy, second-rate work-which surely a medieval craftsman would not do. Or conversely, that nails must have been far too expensive to be used in medieval furniture and construction. The truth was somewhere in-between: nailed construction was for a time “state of the art,” yet shows up frequently in surviving artifacts and documentary evidence.
The Historians’ History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise and Development of Nations as Recorded by Over Two Thousand of the Great Writers of All Ages - is a 25-volume encyclopedia of history published in English near the beginning of the 20th century in the United States and Europe.
Following a subtle trail of artifacts, a Canadian archaeologist searches for a lost chapter of New World history.
Unearthing what she believes to be a Viking outpost, archaeologist Patricia Sutherland (in orange jacket) and her colleagues work in Baffin Island’s Tanfield Valley, which offered turf for sod shelters and a harbor for ships.
- On Baffin Island, archaeologists discovered cordage made the Viking way, as well as other evidence of European contact.
- Did Vikings use these notched sticks to record trade transactions? Patricia Sutherland thinks so.
- Whetstones discovered on Baffin Island and at other sites in the Canadian Arctic bear clear evidence of Viking technology. Wear grooves harbor traces of bronze, brass, and smelted iron—materials made by Viking metal smiths but unknown among the Arctic’s native inhabitants.
Source: National Geographic